No doubt if you have landed on this page you maybe hearing strange noises in your walls and are wondering “can you hear termites”.
Jims Termite & Pest Control in Sydney has all the answers in regards to this and if you are suspicious that you have heard termites then call 131546 for some friendly, professional advice.
Termites are interesting creatures and even more fascinating when you find out that they can make noise that you can hear with the human ear. Clients ring us all the time saying that they can hear a tapping or knocking noise coming out of their walls and want to know what it could be.
In Sydney a lot of people don’t think termites can make any noise as they are so small but actually they can make noise by banging their heads onto timbers. This is a defensive alarm noise created by the soldier termites and the noise signals to the rest of the colony through the workings that they are under attack.
Like ringing a lunch bell in a school yard, when the termites hear the tapping noise, they immediately rush to the area where the noise is coming from. This is then quickly followed by the worker termites that will gather materials to do repair work.
The Sydney Jim’s Termite & Pest Control technicians may ask to put a small hole in your wall and will then mimic this noise by lightly tapping near the hole. This encourages the termites to rush to the area where the local Sydney technician can identify what species you have.